Sunday October 14, 2007

Having a menu plan in place is vital to the smooth running of my home.  My kitchen.  I really missed having my menu plan in place last week.  We survived, of course, but I like things working at better than “survival” mode!  This week’s menu includes some old standards, something new that I’m going to try (the stuffed chicken breasts on Tuesday) and a couple of good, hearty soups in honor of the on set of some wonderful fall weather, including several days of rain in the weather forecast for the week!

As always, I will post any recipes marked with an * later in the week, usually late in the day that it is to be prepared.  For more great menu planning ideas, be sure to visit this week’s Menu Plan Monday.

MONDAY
Breakfast – Waffles (from our homemade baking mix)
Lunch – Meat sandwiches, chips
Dinner – Chicken strips with honey/mustard sauce, green salad, corn bread

TUESDAY
Breakfast – Turkey bacon, eggs, cinnamon raisin toast
Lunch – *Cheeseburger Soup
Dinner – Stuffed Chicken Breasts (stuffed with a couscous pilaf), peas & carrots, applesauce

WEDNESDAY
Breakfast – Cold cereal
Lunch – Tostadas (topped with cheese, black beans, corn, tomatoes)
Dinner – Roasted Tri-Tip, Herb Roasted potatoes, green salad

THURSDAY
Breakfast – Scottish Oatmeal
Lunch – PBJ or meat sandwiches, chips
Dinner – *Burger patties with mushroom gravy, basmati rice, hot veggie of some sort

FRIDAY
Breakfast – Pancakes (from our homemade baking mix)
Lunch – Lunch while we’re in town for the mega shop
Dinner – Sub Sandwiches, salad

SATURDAY
Breakfast – cereal
Lunch – Cook’s choice
Dinner – Spaghetti, green salad, garlic bread

SUNDAY
Breakfast – Orange Coffee Cake
Lunch – Kathy’s *Taco Soup, left over garlic bread
Dinner – Wild Dinner (everyman for himself – popcorn, cereal, left-overs, whatever!)

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15 comments to Sunday October 14, 2007

  • what a delicious week you have planned!! Have a great Monday.

  • I have only been doing this meal planning thing for about 2 months and a couple weeks ago I was sick and it was a little crazy with out it! Your menu looks yummy! I hope you have a wonderful week!

    Tasha

    http://satwhow.blogspot.com/

  • Sounds yummy!  What’s Scottish oatmeal?

  • Looks like another great menu 🙂

  • i love the idea of “Wild Dinner”!  (personally i’d go for the popcorn!)  the whole week looks delicious – and i just might have to drop in for lunch and dinner on wednesday! 🙂

  • Cheryl, 

    It all looks delicious!  Just wondering, what do you coat your chicken strips with?

    Hope you have a blessed week in Him.

    Jenn

  • Mmmm you have a yummy week ahead of you. I noticed on Sunday you actually are having lunch at home? Not often do we see that on your menu! Have a blessed week dear Cheryl!

  • I used to make my own baking mix, but haven’t for years. Your menu looks good!
    TM

  • Your menu looks great, Cheryl!  I saw your comment about the Hamburger patties with gravy…I’m looking forward to the recipe as well, especially if it quick and simple!

    blessings,

    Niki @ ruralwriting.blogspot.com

  • Oh gosh.  I want to eat at your house! :wave:

    You are so organized.  My hat is off to you! 🙂

    Gina

  • It’s good to have a plan that way you don’t have to spend time thinking about what to have and you know what to defrost.  Your menu sounds good and I printed out the coffee cake recipe to try. Thanks!

    Manuela

  • Aaaaaahhhh! Thank goodness you posted your weekly menu plan~now my Monday can get started without the “glitch” I had last week when you didin’t post it.:lol: Just kidding Cheryl~ I just love to see what you have planned to feed your family and get some new ideas and inspiration to try new recipes too! Hope you are having a wonderful Monday. For some reason, Mondays and Saturdays are my favorite days. Mondays because it’s a fresh start to a new week and I like getting back into routine after having Sunday off and Saturdays~well, I don’t know. I think I like it because it’s the last catch-up day before my day off on Sunday.

    ~Amy

  • I love your menus every week!! Another great looking one here!

    :goodjob:

  • :sunny: Oh your menu plan looks so good!
    Mine is different this week because we have a couple of volleyball games and some volunteering for most of the latter part of the week and weekend.
    I am embarrassed to say that my plan is for some quick and simple yet tasty meals this week!

    Have a blessed day!

  • HollyhockCottage – There’s nothing wrong with quick and simple on busy days. In fact, I consider it great planning!